First I went in search of the most organic eco-friendly spray I could find, but sometimes even those are misleading. Some of them contain sulfates, parabens, and/or propylene glycol that are harmful to our environment and even worse for our children.
After a few months of searching for the perfect detangling spray, I decided to try to make my own. I started experimenting and testing. We tried three different concoctions over a two month period, and this one was our favorite.
DIY Leave in Conditioner and Detangling Spray
- 3/4 cup (6 oz) distilled water
- 1 oz vegetable glycerine
- 1 oz vitamin e oil
- 10 drops essential oil [we like lavender best]
- 8 oz glass spray bottle
First add 3/4 cup of distilled water straight into your glass bottle. [Essential oils keep better in glass.] Then add the vegetable glycerine and vitamin e oil. Next add 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Feel free to use a different essential oil such as citrus fresh, ylang ylang, rose or geranium if you prefer. [If you use a citrus essential oil make sure you use a glass bottle. Citrus oils will eventually eat through plastic.]
Gently shake before each use.
I have found that this recipe makes it really easy to comb through my daughters hair. Even my husband has noticed a difference. I think it works better than the store bought leave in conditioners and detangling sprays. I like it so much I use it myself.